Peace Hills Trust New Board of Directors Appointments
Peace Hills Trust Company, its’ shareholders, the Samson Cree Nation and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointments of Chief Darcy Bear and Robert E. Rollingson to our Board.
Peace Hills Trust is Canada’s largest and oldest First Nation’s owned financial institution providing financial and trust services, on a national basis, to First Nations and their communities as well as non-First Nation customers across Canada. The Company is federally incorporated under the Trust and Loan Companies Act of Canada and is proudly owned by the Samson Cree Nation of Maskwacis, Alberta.
Chief Darcy Bear
Chief Darcy Bear has led his Community of Whitecap Dakota First Nation for over 20 years, including the adoption of their own Land Code under the First Nations Land Management Act.
Chief Bear’s business acumen, visioning, strategic planning and community development experience is well know in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Chief Bear obtained his Business Administration Certificate from the University of Saskatchewan. Chief Bear’s board experience is vast and diversified including Provincial Crowns, numerous business boards in hospitality, tourism and industry, National “Not For Profits”, and Educational Institutions, including current Chair of the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT).
Chief Bear has been the recipient of many prestigious awards and recognitions during his career, including the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and remains very active in participation in various speaking engagements at conferences and on standing committees.
Rob Rollingson joins the Peace Hills Trust Board with over 35 years of Banking experience, including careers with BMO, Bank of Montreal, RBC Financial Group and ATB Financial, Alberta Treasury Branches.
Mr. Rollingson is currently the General Manager (since 2005) of Indian Business Corporation (IBC), Head Office in Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Rollingson’s reputation for providing sound financial solutions and creating long term relationships with First Nations through effective developmental lending is well known in the First Nations Markets.
Mr. Rollingson has been instrumental in his work in securing innovative funding programs, partnerships and initiatives to assist First Nations in developmental lending and social outcomes.
Congratulations to Egg Studios on your ICE Award
Peace Hills Trust is pleased to announce that the Whitefish River - 44th Annual LNHL Opening Ceremony video, produced by Egg Studios, has been nominated and has won the "Best Use of Innovative Technology" category for ICE Awards. About ICE Awards:
"The ICE Awards are organized by a diverse group of advertising and marketing professionals to celebrate creative advertising made in Atlantic Canada. ICE is an acronym that stands for Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise."
We are proud to have been involved in the making of this amazing video for the LNHL Opening Ceremony.
Peace Hills Trust was a proud sponsor of the Little Native Hockey League in Mississauga, Ontario. 178 First Nations youth hockey teams from across Ontario attended the tournament. Here's a spectacular video of the opening ceremony.
Chaiman of the Board of Directors - New Appointment Expand/Collapse
Peace Hills Trust Company, its’ Shareholders, the Samson Cree Nation and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Robert Louie as Chairman of the Board. Chief Louie has served on our Board for 19 years, he is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive Committee.
Robert Louie LL.B., OC, of Kelowna, B.C. is the Chief of the Westbank First Nation. He is also the Chairman of the First Nations Lands Advisory Board. He served as a member of the Board of Governors with the University of British Columbia and as a member of the President’s Advisory Council of the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC-0). Chief Louie is a former practicing lawyer specializing in Native law. He has served on numerous other boards and advisory bodies and has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions over the years. By far the most prestigious, was his appointment as an Officer to the Order of Canada.
Peace Hills Trust Company’s past Chair, Mr. Warren Hannay is retiring after 27 years of service. We thank Mr. Hannay for the leadership and many contributions he has made as past President, CEO (retired 2008) and Chairman.
Peace Hills Trust is Canada’s paramount First Nations Financial Institute proudly owned by the Samson Cree Nation.
Our staff are dedicated to providing superior financial services throughout Canada, directly though our Regional Offices and our innovative electronic services.
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